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Diana Rigg on OHMSS, Garlic and George Lazenby (2011 interview)

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edited November 2011 in Actors Posts: 1,161
An extract from the BBC4 'MARK LAWSON TALKS TO...' Interview first broadcast 27/09/11

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  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    Excellent! Thanks for posting. It's good to hear her talk about OHMSS currently since she didn't appear in Maryam d'Abo's "Bond Girls Are Forever" documentary and the interview footage they used in the "Inside OHMSS" DVD documentary was from the time the film was made.
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    Excellent! Thanks for posting. It's good to hear her talk about OHMSS currently since she didn't appear in Maryam d'Abo's "Bond Girls Are Forever" documentary and the interview footage they used in the "Inside OHMSS" DVD documentary was from the time the film was made.
    Ditto.
    She should be in every documentary about Bond girls/women as her character was so pivotal to the series.

  • Posts: 13,183
    Already discussed here: http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/1561/bbc-programme-mark-lawson-talks-to...-diana-rigg#Item_8

    Feel free to repost the video, I'm glad to see it on YouTube.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    Excellent! Thanks for posting. It's good to hear her talk about OHMSS currently since she didn't appear in Maryam d'Abo's "Bond Girls Are Forever" documentary and the interview footage they used in the "Inside OHMSS" DVD documentary was from the time the film was made.
    Ditto.
    She should be in every documentary about Bond girls/women as her character was so pivotal to the series.

    I think she and Lazenby should record an audio commentary to be put on the next OHMSS DVD/Blu-Ray release while they're still with us.

  • She's a idiot. OHMSS one of the best, most successful films in the franchise? It's great but that's rubbish. Most people on the street don't even know/think it's a real Bond film. I love it but OHMSS is infamous for all the wrong reasons. She's delusional if she thinks otherwise and screw her for talking smack about Lazenby.

    I'm with him on this argument. Bros before hoes.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Dear Reaper: I don't appreciate the "hoes" comment, no matter how it's written.
  • She's a idiot. OHMSS one of the best, most successful films in the franchise? It's great but that's rubbish. Most people on the street don't even know/think it's a real Bond film. I love it but OHMSS is infamous for all the wrong reasons. She's delusional if she thinks otherwise and screw her for talking smack about Lazenby.

    I'm with him on this argument. Bros before hoes.
    Diana Rigg an idiot? Are you just plain ignorant?

    She talks intelligently and honestly about her experiences in theatre, tv and film, including OHMSS.

    I personally know old crew members who worked on OHMSS and they have told me that Lazenby threw his weight around and was not popular with the cast and crew.



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    yes thanks for the post!
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Wow, this is quite a find, as I understand Dame Rigg doesn't usually discuss the film.

    Note that she praises his performance.
  • Posts: 1,146
    Lazenby clearly dug his own grave, then very gracefully jumped into it...
  • His side

  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
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    Only one man could go all out to both land the acting gig of the decade and then do everything he could to sabotage it. Love Diana rigg.
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    I think Dame Rigg was very honest and I don't think she bashed on George too much. She was just telling it like it was
    George was just immature and I am sure that it took him years before he finally made peace with himself regards to how he blew his big chance.

    When offered the 7 picture deal he should have signed a 5 picture deal, took some acting classes, in between Bond gigs start to slowly ease into other roles on various pictures. He just listened to the wrong people at this one time when he had his "big break"
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    Hi, @ColonelSun. Could you tell me if there's any truth in Lazenby only being given one take to say his lines, apart from the ending shot of Bond crying?
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 1,055

    Never understood why EON sort of ignore this film. It was a classy film which made a decent profit for them. I think its just a case of sourness, after the struggles they had with GL.

    I remember MGW once said that GL did an OK job on OHMSS. Personally i think GL did a pretty good job, considering he wasn't an actor, and his performance in OHMSS, was far better than any of MGW's cameo's in the Bond films. :)

    Just one other thing. Diana Rigg's memory of the film and GL seem to be a bit clouded these days.
    There have been extensive articles written about what happened on OHMSS, and they don't seem to tie up fully with Diana Rigg's version of events.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    mepal1 wrote: »

    Never understood why EON sort of ignore this film. It was a classy film which made a decent profit for them. I think its just a case of sourness, after the struggles they had with GL.

    I remember MGW once said that GL did an OK job on OHMSS. Personally i think GL did a pretty good job, considering he wasn't an actor, and his performance in OHMSS, was far better than any of MGW's cameo's in the Bond films. :)

    Oh, come on! How could you not salivate over MGW's sterling turn as "man reading newspaper" during the scene inside the Haitian hotel from QoS?! I think I remember reading around early 2009 that Sir Ian McKellen referred to it as the moment when he gained a renewed faith in the craft.
  • Oh, come on! How could you not salivate over MGW's sterling turn as "man reading newspaper" during the scene inside the Haitian hotel from QoS?! I think I remember reading around early 2009 that Sir Ian McKellen referred to it as the moment when he gained a renewed faith in the craft.

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  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
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    Diana rigg is a classy lady. George lazenby is a trivia question, barely an historical footnote. Hearing some of you try to make him out to be the Lawrence Olivier of the series is laughable. The man is an arrogant, wife beating moron.
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 502
    I personally know old crew members who worked on OHMSS and they have told me that Lazenby threw his weight around and was not popular with the cast and crew.


    Lazenby has admitted this, as well. I have to give him points for being honest about himself, even if many don't want to.
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 152
    Here's a new (?) interview

    At 20:50, she talks about OHMSS

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    Bernie99 wrote: »
    Here's a new (?) interview

    At 20:50, she talks about OHMSS


    A good interview, though Diana Rigg, very quickly skipped over the George Lazenby saga on OHMSS.

  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    It would be interesting if the Laz and Dame Diana would team up and make an audio commentary for a DVD/Blu-ray release of OHMSS.
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    It would be interesting if the Laz and Dame Diana would team up and make an audio commentary for a DVD/Blu-ray release of OHMSS.

    Would love that, but it wont probably happen.

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